Explore Arkansas Water Trails Recreation on Rivers, Streams, Bayous, Backwaters & Sloughs
Welcome to Arkansas Water Trails! The Arkansas Watertrails Partnership works with a variety of partners to develop public paddling trails throughout the state, creating well-mapped accessible day and overnight trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience.
About Arkansas Water Trails:
Arkansas is fortunate to have opportunities across the state to paddle. There are many miles of rivers, streams and bayous, perfect for floating. The primary focus of AWP is the slow-moving bayous, backwaters and sloughs of south and east Arkansas. The water trails here provide incomparable opportunities to see wildlife, learn about history and experience a landscape like none other. The visitor to these places will see ancient trees unchanged by time in areas closer in nature to those of the early explorers than any other in the eastern half of the nation.
We hope you will visit us to plan your trips and stay up to date about trail developments and improvements.
About the Arkansas Watertrails Partnership:
The Arkansas Watertrails Partnership (AWP) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization initiated to provide volunteer public support for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s (AGFC) water trails program. The aim of the Arkansas Water Trails Program, is to highlight Arkansas as prime paddling territory. The program is at the forefront of creating a system of water trails throughout the state. The AWP also works with other state and federal agencies and NGOs to build and maintain water trails and water trail accessible camping. We provide information to paddlers about water trails and promote conservation and “Leave no Trace” outdoor ethics through education and cleanup projects.